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The Ordinary

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Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

Face Skincare

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free

Paraben-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

Pregnancy-friendly

Oil-free

Eczema-Safe

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282 Reviews

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zom

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| 27 November, 2020

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It has a gel-cream formula that dries to a smooth powdery finish. It's powdery because of the azelaic acid granules after all it is a suspension formula. I use this product alone in the AM routine and i don't layer it with any other active just moisturizer and sunscreen. I don't experience pilling with that method. I alternate the use of my actives per day and per routine instead of layering everything on top of each other in a single routine. So far here is my progress in the pictures below... Read more
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The powdery finish kinda dries out my skin at the end of the day if i don't apply a moisturizer. Other than that, it's perfect... Read more
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GlowyFai

Oily/Resilient

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| 1 April, 2021

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This is gentle yet effective acne treatment Iโ€™ve ever used. This product can be use all over your face or use as a spot cream. It has calmed my redness and cystic acne in a very short time. It also helped fading my hyperpigmentation as well. This product can be use with products safely. Moreover, if youโ€™re struggling with rosacea, this is your go to treatment.... Read more
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It can cause purging sometimes. It also could be a bit drying if you apply gel cream afterward. Recommend using thick cream after this product. However, if comparing to other exfoliating or acne treating ingredients, this has less irritation, less drying and cause less purging especially safe for sensitive skin and pregnancy women.... Read more
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SherlockMinute

Oily/Sensitive

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| 5 April, 2021

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๐ŸŽฏ It helps reduce redness and even my skin texture so I picked up this one because Iโ€™ve had great luck with this brand. Iโ€™ve been using it for a few months now and itโ€™s done wonders! ๐Ÿ˜Œ It hasnโ€™t caused me to breakout plus my skin feels smoother and my redness had noticeably reduced! ๐Ÿ’ต This is also very inexpensive but it doesnโ€™t come with a lot of product, luckily it only takes a very small amount.... Read more
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๐Ÿงด Itโ€™s kinda thick and goes on like a silicone texture; a bit matte looking when applied. ๐Ÿ˜” It was not moisturizing (had a silicone primer-like texture), and everything peeled with it, leaving my skin feeling dry.... Read more
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mirlelle

Oily/Resilient

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| 7 February, 2021

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I used to hate this product because it made my acne worse. Little did I know I was just purging. After I confided in using it again after 1-2 months of leaving it in my shelf, it really changed my acne-prone skin. Almost no acne was growing on my skin now (1-2 there, hormonal stuff ๐Ÿฅฒ) and slowly but surely, the hyperpigmentation my 3 years of acne are fading away from my skin! The key is patience, people!... Read more
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It has a dry mattifying finish even though itโ€™s a creamy-moisturizer like texture. You have to use a good moisturizer after this (and sunscreen if youโ€™re using it in the morning!) At first it pilled, but I figured out the solution! Prep your skin with a good hydrating toner before applying it. I used to apply it directly without toners and it pilled so badddd.... Read more
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MimiMomoSkincare

Oily/Sensitive

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| 14 May, 2022

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๐Ÿ’›๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—”๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ%๐Ÿ’› โ€œMy best friend for Acneโ€ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€: โœจAzelaic Acid - A natural occurring acid found in grains & that is produced by yeast. An ingredients that can improve evenness of skin texture & skin tone. Also known to help reduce acne & rosacea ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ: - Improve skin texture - Improve skin tone & reduce hyperpigmentation - Reducing the look of blemishes - * Help reduce Rosacea and redness caused by it (* This last one is not mentioned on their website but Azelaic Acid is known for this) ๐— ๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: I really adore this product. Iโ€™ve first purchased a 30ml size to try it for my acne. After being so happy with the results I got the new bigger 100ml size. It is my best friend for acne! Wouldnโ€™t want to go without it anymore. When I consistently use this every day my acnes reduces so much. My skin is sensitive, but this Azelaic Acid Suspension does not give me any irritation and I am so happy someone once recommended this. It kinda has a creamy texture. It is a bit different from anything Iโ€™ve used before. Not sure how to describe it but it has a different finish then with normal creams. This product I will definitely keep buying, it has become my main product that helps me keep my acne at bay. Iโ€™m really happy The Ordinary now has the 100ml tubes ๐Ÿ’› 30ml I find small and doesnโ€™t last that long. I hope they will sell more products in 10ml โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ 5/5... Read more
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It can cause pilling in combination with some products but most of the time it is fine. Especially if you let it absorb for a while before applying something else ๐Ÿ˜Š... Read more
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Oily/Sensitive

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| 9 September, 2020

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I love azaleic acid and this product does wonders for my skin.... Read more
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The product pills when combined with almost any other product and as someone who likes to layer their skincare this makes it very difficult to use regularly.... Read more
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Asmahammad

Dry/Sensitive

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| 30 December, 2020

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I have been using this since 12th of December, and I find it so so so good for PIE (post inflammatory erythema). Doesn't leaves skin rough and patchy. In start I applied like a sandwiche method with moisturizer because my skin is super sensitive to new products. Cleanser Moisturizer Azelaic acid Moisturizer After a week I started applying Cleanser Azelaic acid Moisturizer I use in the night time Routene only. This is a life saver for acne, inflammation, PIE. Just love it โค๏ธ... Read more
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The only bad thing is it's size ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข, it's very small, only 30ml. The ordinary should introduce its bigger size version please... Read more
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suncakes

Dry/Sensitive

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| 18 June, 2021

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๐ŸŒฟ ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’‡๐’: Azelaic Acid has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps prevent breakouts, reduce redness (post inflammatory erythema), and reduce the appearence of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Azelaic Acid also combines well with other products. ๐ŸŒฟ ๐‘ด๐’š ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†: I used up a whole tube, from April 21 (1st "before" pic) to May 17 (2nd "now" pic). I used this every night as the last step in my skin care routine. I usually get pimples in the same area (chin, this pic) during the use of this cream i got 4 pimples/inflammatory acne in that area and they all healed quickly and nicely. Usually it takes them about a month (each) to go away but I noticed they were going away quicker/getting less and less inflamed. After I was done with the cream I decided to use a higher percentage---15% azelaic acid gel. Overall great cream! ๐ŸŒฟ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ฐ ๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’†: Morning La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Balm Skin aqua UV super moisture milk Night Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil cleanser La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Balm The ordinary Azelaic Acid ๐ŸŒฑ ๐‘ผ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ (๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’š ๐’”๐’Œ๐’Š๐’), ๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’š ๐ŸŒฑ... Read more
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๐Ÿฅ€ This formula is very irritating for me, just a note--I have eczema prone skin (irritation was still manageable). I'm not sure if it's because of the high amount of dimethicone? It also felt hard to spread, and seemed not to completely ~sink~ into my skin. By this I mean, in the morning when I would wash my face I felt that layer of cream I had put on the night before. ๐Ÿฅ€ After using this and getting a 15% azelaic acid gel (Finacea) I thought the gel would be even more irritating. But that wasn't the case at all, the gel was better tolerated, well absorbed and easily spread. Still itchy, but not as much as the ordinary azelaic acid. Maybe that means TO's azelaic acid preped my skin for it? Not sure. ๐ŸŒบ ๐‘ป๐’Š๐’‘: If you're looking to lessen your acne, PIE, PIH, rosacea, etc. Then you should give azelaic acid a try starting with a 10% and working your way up to 15-20%! It takes a while to see results. I would suggest finding a different formulation though, if you don't like dimethicone.... Read more
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SineadD

Dry/Sensitive

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| 24 April, 2021

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I found good improvement of hyperpigmentation and scars using this, and minimal irritation! It has hardly any scent too and is really affordable.... Read more
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The amount of silicone in here is just too much for my liking- it can make the skin feel really dry, and it pills under makeup and other skincare. Such a shame!... Read more
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vickyboeva

Oily/Sensitive

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| 28 April, 2021

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HOLY GRAIL! Thanks to this product my skin has cleared up drastically - both from new pimples and hyperpigmentation. Lasts a long time. ๐ŸŸฉ TIP: use it as a spot treatment for new breakouts. Apply generous amount of the products on top of the breakout so you cover the pimple itself and the area around it. It should dry and leave white cast behind. I found that the breakouts decrease in size, pain and redness. Saw results when applied like this overnight and during the day, when I am staying at home. Reapply if needed. Be cautious to not overtreat the area.... Read more
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The texture is bizarre - you cannot apply makeup on top of it since the product peels.... Read more

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